Presented for the first look is an Akomplice/VSOP lookbook from Buenos Aires, shot and directed by Ana Beatriz Mayr and Claudia Beatriz Smith. The lookbook features pieces from our Autumn range, worn by creative Nico Barraza and Colombian cohort Andres Sanmartin. The photo journal was shot against the historic Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The photos set aim to accentuate the geometric architecture and the shadows created therefrom, giving focus to each piece and look. The range includes woven and knit tops, fleece knit bottoms, and a pair of fleece overalls. Many of the fabrics displayed are crafted with a hand wash / dye treatment, giving each piece slightly different characteristics. The majority of the collection is made using organic cotton / recycled plastic bottle polyester, and is almost entirely Fair Trade certified, assuring worker and environmental protection.
This delivery touts an almost 100% organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Fair Trade certified range of dress shirts, fleece / jersey knit tops, blended bottoms, and some home / travel accessories. Enjoy a few standouts from the range below and click to view the entire Fall 2016 collection on our Webstore.
Jamie Foxx recently got some VSOP products from us and we were happy to see him spotted rocking our Thor hoodie. Even though he won an Academy Award for the film Ray, but we still rep Booty Call.
We’re happy to announce the release of our Summer ’16 collection, now available in stores worldwide and on our webstore. Enjoy.
Akomplice | VSOP Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook
With Colorado’s Escalante Canyon as our backdrop, we bring both of the brands, Akomplice and VSOP, together for our latest lookbook. Modeled by Paul Kimpling of the Colorado Forest Service, the lookbook serves to display the range of each brand’s Spring/Summer offerings, while showcasing the belief that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” (Leonardo da Vinci). Visualized as a complement to the grassland and red rock desert surroundings, the lookbook vignette functions as a symbol for our brand’s connection to, and appreciation of minimalism and nature’s intrinsic symmetry. Shot in our Colorado backyard, the lookbook functions as a meditative and transportive experience for the viewer. This sentiment emanates from our belief in a conscious balanced work approach, which is why we allow our employees to have remote work periods and daily meditation.
While VSOP centers on silhouette development and material selection, the crux of Akomplice is bold and in-your-face patterns. The common thread among each brand is a sustainable approach to production. Made using organic cotton and recycled polyester, we set an industry standard from a material footprint perspective. Holding to the belief that art is made when love, passion and vision are the driving forces in creation, we look to other young creatives in love with their craft for inspiration. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, we look to adjust the industry paradigm by putting passion ahead of profit.
Our Spring deliveries are available now via the Akomplice webstore, with Summer’s delivery set to drop worldwide on June 26th.
Photographer: Michael Liberty
Model: Paul Kimpling
Stylist: Eric Silverman
Photo Editor: Blake Peterson
Creative Direction: Patrick Liberty
For our latest creative project, Patrick Liberty had the vision to bring together iconic photographer Ricky Powell and famed street artist David Flores. Both artists are close friends and past collaborators. The concept was to meld together their disparate but complimentary artistic styles. Starting with an iconic bedrock of Ricky Powell portraits featuring luminaries in the arts, music and sports world, the photos were then adapted by David Flores in his signature stained glass style. The outcome is an innovative collection featuring creative illustration and photography expressed across multiple mediums including made in the USA skate decks, custom fit organic cotton t-shirts, as well as limited edition artist prints and Akomplice team favorite, the West Coast Mean Mug.
Be sure to follow the hilarious Ricky Powell @thelazyhustler and the nonstop muralist David Flores @davidfloresart on instagram.
Check out more photos and the entire collection after the jump.